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Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Required ASAP

Salary £22,531 - £26,575 Actual Salary RG5 22-28

Term Time Only plus inset days

Monday to Friday – 8.15 until 3.30pm

Reading Girls’ School is a partially selective girls’ school in south Reading. It is ‘performing in the top 1% of all schools nationally’ (Department for Education, November 2019) and was graded with an overall effectiveness of ‘GOOD’ with ‘OUTSTANDING’ features by Ofsted in November 2021.

We seek to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic and influential Higher Level Teaching Assistant, who will inspire and provide excellent support to students.

The successful candidate will work with class teachers to raise the learning and attainment of pupils. Giving support to pupils individually or in groups in order for them to access the curriculum, take part in learning with experience of a sense of achievement. Experience in leading literacy would be advantageous.

You will have strong interpersonal skills and be able to supervise and provide particular support for pupils, including those with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities. You will be able to work well as part of a team, but also demonstrate initiative and the ability to work alone. If you believe that you have these qualities, are passionate about being involved in the growth of students and are interested in working as part of our school team, then we look forward to hearing from you.

We also have a forward-thinking Employee Assistance Programme, a Medical Cash Plan, Wider Wallet Benefit Hub, Cycle to Work and eyecare vouchers. As we are close to the centre of Reading, travel connections are first-rate, with the M4 and M3 within easy reach, as well as the mainline rail station (with fast connections to London). 

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa McCarthy, Assistant Principal at

Closing date: noon Wednesday 1 November 2023.

Completed application forms need to be returned to Allison Worley, Human Resources Manager at

Applications will not be considered without a completed application form and will be reviewed on receipt.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all the staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment is subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS checks.